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Tardigrada

tardigrada

1. (Science: zoology) A tribe of edentates comprising the sloths. They are noted for the slowness of their movements when on the ground. See sloth.

2. (Science: zoology) An order of minute aquatic arachnids.

Synonym: bear animalcules, sloth animalcules, and water bears.

Origin: NL. See Tardigrade.


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Dialog Re: Living/Nonliving Division

... makes sense. R: I thought it would! Q: But I have something that contradicts what you’ve just said. R: Do you? Q: Yes. The organisms of the phylum Tardigrada! R: I had a feeling you were going to bring those up… Q: Well yes! Because the tardigrades are capable of almost totally suspending their ...

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by NeilC413
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dialog Re: Living/Nonliving Division
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Re: cryogenics?

... need to add something that prevents ice crystal formation, the most common ones being DMSO and glycerol. Also, some small invertebraters such as tardigrada (water bears) use the sugar trehalose to prevent ice crystal formation, and thus they can survive even if they were throughly frozen and ...

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by biohazard
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:58 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cryogenics?
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Why do you keep talking about species

... Wheel bearer Rotifers Anterior crown of cilia about 2000 Sipuncula Small tube Peanut worms Mouth surrounded by invertible tentacles 144–320 Tardigrada Slow step Water bears Four segmented body and head 1,000+ Xenoturbellida Strange flatworm — Ciliated deuterostome 2 TOTAL: 36 2,000,000-

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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The Fiber Disease

... hidden masters in Theosophy, secret chiefs in masonry, or the Jinn in arabic alchemy, nadas with candel in hand points to the overlooked phylum Tardigrada. these guys can shut down metabolism and walk (not swim) under water... to understand nature with out understanding the tardigrade is like ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... also have diminutive animals living on their surface. The most remarkable are tardigrades, minute creatures that belong to their own Phylum Tardigrada. Tardigrades are only about .25 mm long (1/100 of an inch). Although they are fairly common on mosses and certain lichens, they are rarely ...

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by London
Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:31 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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